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A Closer Look at Arlington Million Preview Day

By Matt Hess

Summer is starting to heat up here in Chicagoland, and so is the racing at Arlington International Racecourse.

The biggest race day of the year is, of course, the Grade I Arlington Million.  But this weekend’s Million Preview Day will feature some racing that may be just as compelling.

Stars-Stripes-StakesFor the fifth year in a row, The Pizza Man, an Illinois-bred and fan favorite, will contest the Grade III Stars and Stripes, a 1 ½-mile affair on the turf which goes off as race 8.  The eight-year-old Gelding is a two-time winner of this event, including a win in 2015 that propelled him to his upset victory in the Million.  The Roger Brueggemann charge is coming off of a fourth-place finish in the Black Tie Affair on June 17 following a seven-month layoff.

He was closing fast into a… (more)